Martin Baumer, Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, speaks at the 3D Printing Materials Conference. Subject of his presentation is “The role of raw material pricing in the diffusion of Additive Manufacturing”.
The characteristics and supply of materials used in the Additive Manufacturing (AM) process, also known as 3D Printing, are decisive not only for the resulting product properties but also for the technology’s overall value proposition. After summarizing key AM process variants and presenting a number of available build materials, this presentation discusses the role of material pricing in the operation of major AM platforms. It also provides an outlook on the effect of possible decreases in raw material prices.
About Martin Baumer
Martin is a Research Fellow at the Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Research Group at the University of Nottingham. Upon completion of his PhD in 2012 at Loughborough University on the economics of Additive Manufacturing, he has written several academic and non-academic papers on the topic and contributed to Additive Manufacturing projects in aerospace, automotive, industrial machinery and the medical and retail sectors. His main areas of interest are the financial cost and energy consumption of the various additive processes as well as the benefits that can be derived from adopting the technology.
About University of Nottingham
The University of Nottingham’s Faculty of Engineering is one of the premier engineering faculties in the UK. The Faculty conducts research that has been recognized by the last Research Assessment Exercise as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing Nottingham in the UK’s top five universities for engineering. The Faculty provides state-of-the art experimental and computational facilities and attracts leading scholars from around the world, many of whom are leaders in their fields.
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